Friday, December 23, 2016

Equity Research Intern, ROTH – Newport Beach, CA

Equity Research Intern, ROTH Capital Partners – Newport Beach, CA

Sector: Cleantech

We seek a recent graduate to join our team as an Equity Research Intern. The internship has the potential for a full-time position. Our Cleantech practice primarily focuses on the solar industry with some exposure to other sectors such as renewable power generation in general, energy efficiency, energy storage, among others.

Application Requirements
• Ability to work 30 hours per week.
• Must be a recent graduate and out of school.

Job Description
• Sell-side equity research at a boutique investment bank.
• Maintain market intelligence system and provide ongoing monitoring of the Cleantech industry.
• Examine market data to identify and analyze current and industry trends and provide ongoing findings.
• Assist with preparation of research reports and notes on companies for distribution to institutional clients.
• Conduct primary research, surveys, and interviews.
• Develop financial models and conduct financial statement analysis to evaluate historical information and generate earnings forecasts.
• 30 hours per week at minimum wage.

• Bachelor degree.
• Superior quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
• Capacity to quickly digest and synthesize substantial volumes of information in a short period of time.
• Detail-oriented.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity.
• Good organizational and time management skills.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work on a small team.

This position is available immediately. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Justin Clare,

Friday, December 16, 2016

Misc: Assoc, Operations, Trade, Sales - Los Angeles, CA

Miscellaneous: Assoc, Operations, Trade, Sales - Los Angeles, CA
Immediate hire!  Senior Client Associate, 7 & 66, Century City
Position involves extensive client contact, analytical work, plus individual will be involved in all activities that touch prospective or existing clients. Receives orders from clients in diverse products; includes mastering product-specific applications, building relationships with trading desks, ensuring completion of necessary trade documentation and timely execution reporting to clients. Serve as a liaison between the sales team, branch management, compliance and various other business units throughout the firm.  Manage account opening process for new and existing clients.  Includes collection of account-specific information, recording information via electronic account-opening system, retrieving relevant executed documentation from clients and compliance with regulatory procedures. Review client account activity on a daily basis to ensure overall accuracy, proper settlement of transactions and reconciliation of sales credits and fees. Perform account maintenance including money transfer requests, address changes, etc.  Bachelor's degree, Series 7 & 66 licenses, plus 3-5 relevant experience. Proven ability to work independently and competently handle multiple responsibilities, with a high degree of accuracy, in a high pressure environment.Highly proficient user of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Senior Operations Associate - Los Angeles
We are seeking a bright, motivated, team-oriented professional to join our operations team.  The Senior Operations Associate will work with a team in a growing investment advisory firm with multiple offices.  Responsibilities:  Wrap account administration including opening and closing accounts and processing fund flows, daily and month-end account reconciliation, proxy voting and administration, primary backup for and ongoing assistance with settlement administration and trade notifications. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 3-5 years of relevant financial operations experience, strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, working knowledge of Salesforce and Advent products such as APX, Moxy, Geneva, Dataport and SS&C’s RECON, Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access preferred.
Trade Settlements Administrator – Los Angeles
We are seeking a bright, motivated, team-oriented professional to join our operations team. The Administrator will work on a team within the operations department of a growing investment advisor.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: trade settlements, security processing, corporate actions administration, data management. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 2-3 years of financial services industry experience. Experience working with a variety of asset types including equities, bonds and loans. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Advent APX and MOXY. Knowledge of Bloomberg and macros a plus.
Sales Executive – West Los Angeles
The individual will work closely with internal teams to establish new and retain client business.
This individual will require extensive knowledge of the investment business and investment strategies, and be able to address the special needs of his clients.  A demonstrated track record of success in investment sales, significant product knowledge, a solutions orientation, and a demonstrated ability to lead and/or help support  with investors; successful candidates have the following attributes:  Strong business development skills; passion to build a business and comfortable with formulating and executing a plan to grow the firm’s assets. Consultative selling/servicing approach; commitment to placing client-interests first, and finding appropriate client-specific solutions.  Collaborative/team-oriented style; ability to work productively in a team environment, build and leverage internal partnership, especially with portfolio managers, management, marketing, etc. Proven people and project management skills. Possess excellent relationship and new business development skills with a desire to consistently achieve top revenue results. Demonstrate positive initiative, leadership and comfort working in a fast paced environment. 7+years of successful sales or sales management experience with financial products.  
Proven new business development / origination experience with an established book of business. Experience in understanding the financial needs of high net worth and institutional clients. Securities sales experience requiring high levels of outside business development skills. Bachelor’s degree, Finance preferred.  MBA, CFP, PFS – preferred. Excellent sales skills and communications talent, as well as an extensive and deep knowledge of the investment management, B/D and consulting business. Confidence in discussing equity and fixed income investing with clients.  An ability to develop internal and external relationships across a wide range of professional peers.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly with regards to conveying technical investment approaches in a clear and compelling manner. Exceptional presentation skills.   Capability to communicate complex ideas and tailor communication across multiple and diverse audiences.  Strong analytical skills, performance and metrics tracking. Detail orientation with strong organizational and analytical skills. A strong sense of professional and personal integrity and high ethical standards that will be key in building successful internal and external relationships. Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting documents/reports. Good analysis, tracking, trending, and modeling skills.
Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Please send resume to
Please note, when an offer is extended it is pending a background check. This includes: professional references, educational verifications, salary verification, employment dates verification, credit, criminal and drug.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Investment Perf Analyst, Aristotle - L.A., CA

Investment Performance Analyst, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC - Los Angeles, CA

Aristotle Capital Management, LLC is an independent primarily employee-owned investment advisor with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.  Our clients include institutional and high net worth individuals.  Please visit for more information on our firm.
We seek an Investment Performance Analyst to join the Compliance team.  This position will be
responsible for working with the team to monitor the calculation of account and composite returns.  The role
will also include assisting with the reconciliation and resolution of performance discrepancies; analyzing and
interpreting data; identifying trends; and seeking opportunities for improvement and enhanced reporting.
The position will report to the Director of Compliance.

Principal Job Functions Include (but not limited to):
  • Analyze portfolio and composite performance on a daily basis; work with Operations team to resolve issues timely.
  • Maintain composites and all associated processes in accordance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and internal Policies and Procedures.
  • Manage the monthly performance validation process by reviewing and confirming security and portfolio performance.
  • Analyze error logs generated by portfolio performance systems; troubleshoot and correct performance discrepancies as needed.
  • Research and provide explanations on reconciling items and/or system issues related to performance measurement; propose improvements and solutions to prevent new issues.
  • Create ad-hoc and periodic analytical, performance and attribution reporting as requested.
  • Identify ways to improve productivity and efficiency within performance calculation and measurement process internally and document procedures.
  • Participate in the GIPS verification process.
  • Provide assistance on special projects.
Job Related Qualifications:
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Working knowledge of GIPS and investment performance concepts strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with security data across financial markets, including equities and fixed income.
  • Advanced problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures in a push toward constant improvement.
  • Experience with Advent portfolio accounting systems (APX and/or Geneva) preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to multi-task; self-motivated and team oriented professional.
  • Aptitude to learn new systems and software.

  • Strong communication skills and proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications)
Education: Four-year Undergraduate Degree from accredited college or university.
Work Experience: Minimum two (2) years of performance measurement and reporting experience for an investment management firm.
Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns:
Mental & Sensory Activity Required: Must be able to quickly absorb relevant knowledge as it relates to assigned projects.
Work Area Hazards & Equipment: Minimal.  Use of standard office equipment - computer, internet, printer, photocopy machine, fax machine, phone unit, etc.
The above description identifies the essential job functions and skills needed by the person or persons assigned to this position.  These job functions and skills are not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The information contained herein is subject to change at the company's discretion.    Aristotle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

No phone calls.  Relocation expenses not provided.
Aristotle Capital Management, LLC, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC, and Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC are affiliated organizations. Each is an independent investment adviser separately registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about each adviser including the investment strategies, fees and objectives can be found in their ADV Part 2, which is available upon request.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Investment Analyst, Whittier Trust - Costa Mesa, CA

Investment Analyst, Whittier Trust Company - Costa Mesa, California
Whittier Trust Company and The Whittier Trust Company of Nevada, Inc. (collectively “Whittier Trust”) are, respectively, California and Nevada state-chartered trust companies with over 125 wealth
management professionals and offices in South Pasadena, Costa Mesa, San Francisco, Reno and Seattle. Whittier Trust provides fiduciary, investment management, philanthropic and ancillary family office services to high net worth individuals and families, and their related trusts, foundations and other entities. Viewed collectively, Whittier Trust is the largest “multi-family office” headquartered on the West Coast and manages and consults on more than $10 billion in assets for 349 different families with an average account size of nearly $32 million.
For more information, please visit
The primary responsibility of the Investment Analyst is to support the functions of the Portfolio
Manager(s) and current investment analysts. The objectives are to provide relevant financial analysis and portfolio information to the Portfolio Managers, enhance the ability of the Portfolio Manager in
implementing their views in client portfolios and the preparation of exhibits/reports. Advanced Excel
skills, analytical and communication skills are prerequisites. Pursuit of the CFA charter may be supported for the right candidate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
• The candidate will support and be mentored by multiple senior team members. Responsibilities include financial model building and updating, market research, and company research.
• Create and generate custom reports for Portfolio Managers to monitor accounts (Bloomberg, internal accounting programs, FactSet, Excel) as directed
• Assist with collecting, synthesizing and organizing equity, fixed income and economic research data
• Maintain and ensure accuracy of financial models. Provide summary of earnings conference calls to
Analysts to assist in evaluating recent company performance. Disseminate information to internal departments as applicable.
• Provide research using Bloomberg, FactSet, and other data providers to create reports and graphs for client presentations as directed
• Assist in monitoring client portfolio asset allocation and liquidity
• Assist in analyzing portfolios to ensure they reflect Whittier Trust sector and security outlook
• Assist with implementing portfolio changes across accounts
• Assist in providing oversight to ensure trades are made in accordance with client investment policy
• Maintaining and tracking composite performance
• Binding presentation books for existing clients and prospects
• Ad hoc tasks for Portfolio Managers as directed
• Strong academic credentials
• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field
• Demonstrated experience in financial modeling and analysis
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
• Strong interest in stock analysis
• Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office, with particular expertise in Excel & PowerPoint
• Strong verbal and writing skills
Desired Qualifications:
• 1-3 years of related investment experience
• Knowledge of and experience using FactSet and Bloomberg
• Demonstrated knowledge of financial markets
• Progress towards CFA Level 1 or better a strong plus
• Ability to communicate (orally or in writing) with clients and articulate portfolio holdings, asset
allocation and strategy regarding their account
• Strong Excel skills with ability to build analytical models and custom reports
• Familiarity with Bloomberg, FactSet and APX a plus
Resumes and corresponding documentation may be submitted confidentially to

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sr Capital Mkts Analyst, loanDepot - Foothill Ranch, CA

Senior Capital Markets Analyst, loanDepot  - Foothill Ranch, California
Position Summary:
The Senior Capital Markets Analyst will be a key member of the loanDepot MSR team whose primary tasks involve the support of mortgage servicing rights valuations, risk management and reporting, co-issue best execution analysis, servicing performance analytics, prepayment and risk modeling, and asset return analysis. 

Essential Job Functions: 
-Support daily and monthly valuation of mortgage servicing rights
-Support MSR hedging with risk analytics/reports
-Support co-issue best execution pricing/volume analysis
-Support DCF analysis of total asset return, including NPV, IRR, and financial statement impact
-Utilize third-party models including Compass Analytics, ADCO Prepayment Model, and CoreLogic RiskModel in valuation and analysis activities
-Conduct data querying, manipulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets
-Conduct reporting/surveillance of servicing portfolio performance

Principal Challenges:
-Critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, financial analysis skills
-Good communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, demonstrate initiative
-Strong organizational skills, ability to execute on complex projects with autonomy and close attention to detail 
-Adaptability to changes and shifts in priorities 
-Multitasking skills, ability to manage competing deadlines  

-Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a quantitative discipline (finance, engineering, science, or mathematics)
-Experience in finance or finance-related field required, mortgages and fixed income preferred

Job Knowledge:
-Complex financial analysis and valuations
-Data querying, manipulation, and analysis
-Excel, SQL, and VBA required 
-SAS, R, and Python preferred

Candidates willing to relocate will be considered.